Nuri Sushi Factory

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8 Parliament Street, Cape Town Central 8002, South Africa



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Delivery, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout


3.3 rating based on 4 ratings
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  1. Expert Review

    3.0 rating based on 1 rating
    Jan 2015 · BiancaFernandes

    Whether you’re looking for a great place to go for sushi, or you’re craving some delicious sushi and need it...

    Whether you’re looking for a great place to go for sushi, or you’re craving some delicious sushi and need it delivered, Nuri Sushi Factory has your back. I’d heard a lot about Nuri Sushi Factory so I decided to try it out for myself during a busy weekday. You can expect a bit of a wait at Nuri Sushi Factory because perfect sushi takes time, that’s why the delivery option is great for when you’ve got things to do and can’t spend up to an hour waiting for your food in the restaurant. When my order did arrive, some items weren’t what I ordered, but they happily brought me the right order within 30 minutes and were very polite. The sushi is very good, but a bit pricy for the portion sizes. Nuri Sushi Factory is located in Parliament Street, CBD and is open 7 days a week, which is great for diners who simply can’t get enough sushi!

    For my sushi feast, I ordered the Salmon Plate which included 4 pieces of sashimi, 4 salmon roses, 4 California rolls, 4 rainbow rolls and 6 bamboo rolls. Their platters make for a great starter to share with the table, or between two. The salmon itself was delicious and fresh and the rice was sticky and not too starchy.

    For mains, I ordered the Veg Rainbow Reloaded which was 4 pieces of seasonable veg and cream cheese California rolls wrapped in avo and bean curd and topped with Japanese mayo, caviar and Nuri’s own yaki sauce. You can really measure the standard of a sushi place by their vegetarian sushi and this stuff was delicious. I would definitely recommend it to non-fish eaters. Fresh, tasty and packed with healthy stuff!

    I also ordered The Nuri Stack and Salmon Crunch Roll and it was all delicious and fresh. I must admit that it’s not the best sushi in Cape Town, but it’s good enough to want to go back for more!

  2. Expert Review

    4.0 rating based on 1 rating
    Jan 2015 · morgantrimble

    Nuri Sushi Factory is a local favorite for great sushi in a hurry in a very casual and relaxed atmosphere....

    Nuri Sushi Factory is a local favorite for great sushi in a hurry in a very casual and relaxed atmosphere. The food is modern and inventive, and the atmosphere is funky with a nice urban vibe. Located just off Longmarket Street in bustling central Cape Town, Nuri Sushi Factory is a great stop off for those exploring the city on foot. Parking is pretty tough during the day time, but in the evening, you should be able to find a spot on the street.

    Nuri Sushi Factory is more like a fast food restaurant than a formal sit-down affair. You place your order at the till, pay, and get a number to take to your table while you wait for your food to be delivered. Service is quick and friendly. The quality and atmosphere of the restaurant is very good and the sushi is better than what I’ve had at many fancy sit-down places in Cape Town. I sampled the Ray’s deluxe platter with two salmon roses, four pieces of “rainbow reloaded”, and four pieces of “salmurai roll”; I also added on a friend-recommended “Nuri stack”. Rainbow reloaded was basically a jazzed up version of the typical rainbow roll. Salmurai was salmon, tempura prawn, and pickled radish in a California roll wrapped with avocado and drizzled with eel sauce. Very tasty. The Nuri stack was like a fashion sandwich with layers of salmon, tuna, and wasabi mayo sprinkled with peanuts and drizzled with peanut dressing. All the sushi was fantastic and there are so many more options I would like to try.

    The only downside of Nuri Sushi Factory is that the menu has so many options, it can be a little overwhelming. You have to read the menu board above the till and remember what you want long enough to place your order with the cashier. It’s a little bit difficult to decide among so many options while waiting in line to order. But the food is great, so I’m sure you’ll become a regular.

  3. Expert Review

    2.0 rating based on 1 rating
    Dec 2014 · Grant

    I had heard the name "Nuri Sushi" enough times to get my attention. Almost everyone - in fact, everyone who...

    I had heard the name “Nuri Sushi” enough times to get my attention. Almost everyone – in fact, everyone who had mentioned Nuri had good things to say about it.

    I arrived at around 8pm and the place was full, packed to capacity. This I took as a good sign.

    Under “Combos” on the menu, I chose “Ray’s deluxe”, a plate made up of two Salmon roses, four pieces of “rainbow reloaded” and a 4-piece samurai roll.

    The open kitchen struck me as a little odd; it was very much a commercial-type kitchen, not a restaurant kitchen, and certainly not a sushi kitchen. The lack of a barrier between customers leaning over the kitchen counter and the open containers of various ingredients was a little surprising.

    My meal arrived somewhat lacking in presentation, but I continued on hoping for the best. Unfortunately that was never to be. The rice was stodgy/soggy, and better salmon could be obtained at the local Spar supermarket, and so it continued.

    Perhaps I had high expectations due to comments I had heard about Nuri, but in all, it was a great disappointment – I personally shall not be returning. Better sushi can be had almost anywhere in the city, and Nuri is located in a part of the CBD that I would normally tell people to avoid at night — and if possible, in the day.

    I have to give Nuri the benefit of doubt given the good reports I have heard, but from my own experience, given a toss up between KFC and Nuri, KFC would win, hands down. But treat my opinion as that of just one customer who had a bad experience, because everyone else who has spoken of Nuri to me has been very happy.

  4. Expert Review

    4.0 rating based on 1 rating
    Apr 2014 · Karen Elowitt

    Nuri Sushi is a well-loved downtown sushi joint with a rarely-found combination of fast-food prices and service, but exceedingly high-...

    Nuri Sushi is a well-loved downtown sushi joint with a rarely-found combination of fast-food prices and service, but exceedingly high- quality food.

    If you’ve never eaten at Nuri before, it’ll take you longer to decide what you want to order than it will for the food to be prepared (usually five minutes). The massive menu’s got standard fare such as California rolls and volcano rolls, as well as a ton of eclectic and inventive dishes to choose from, such as the biltong roll (moist biltong, cream cheese, jalapeno peppers, cucumber, and biltong dust) and the IKA roll (tempura calamari, jalapenos, cucumber, and cream cheese topped with mayo and Nuri dressing).

    You can also get platters and combos, such as my favorite, the BlondMbition, which is perfect for salmon lovers. It consists of five pieces of salmon crunch (tempura fried rolls), four pieces of salmon sashimi, and two salmon roses. The roses, a house specialty, are a circular chunk of fish topped with Japanese mayo and caviar. A decent selection of appetizers and salads round out the menu, and for those with a sweet tooth, there’s even a couple of “dessert” rolls. A must-try is the divine choc-banana crunch roll, which is a combination of tempura banana, chocolate cream cheese, and crushed peanuts.

    At Nuri you order at the counter fast-food style, but the food is brought to your table. The open plan kitchen lets you see the sushi chefs at work chopping and rolling on the assembly line. The dining area is almost diner-like, with shiny white tables, a bar-table area, neon lights and lively music, while the crowd is mostly young urban hipsters heading to and from the nearby bars and clubs in the CBD.

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